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New solar bridge being built at Blackfriars Railway Station


blackfriarssolarbridge1 New solar bridge being built at Blackfriars Railway Station

Londoners are in the midst of a solar revolution. A new solar bridge is being built on the roof of Blackfriars Railway station in the heart of London.

blackfriarssolarbridge2 New solar bridge being built at Blackfriars Railway Station

Blackfriars Bridge will have over 6,000 square meters (64,583 sq.ft.) of solar panels, to take care of half of the station’s power needs. This will make it the biggest solar array in the city and the world’s largest solar bridge.

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The bridge will feature over 4,000 high-efficiency Sanyo HIT photovoltaic panels and will span the River Thames This project is part of an upgrade and redevelopment for the new Blackfriars, which was originally built during the age of steam in 1886.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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